Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen
I had forgotten about this beautiful loving prayer until my daughter learned it in grammar school. Over the last 15 years, I would silently pray it and more recently I try my best to pray it daily.
We all have a guardian angel, remember they are on one of your shoulder’s every minute of every day, on the other shoulder is the devil who taunts us to be bad, evil.
Choose to pray to your guardian angel, every day if possible, twice a day or more if you remember.
I pray more of us will pray to our guardian angels so we push away the devil.
How many times a week, a day, an hour do you have to wait for something?
And if you have children, how many times do you have to make the statement, WAIT!
Recently, I was reflecting on my childhood and we spent many hours, days, weeks waiting.
Life was slower back then, options were limited, we didn’t run around so much, we used our feet or bikes.
We didn’t have computers or cell phones, we were lucky to have a radio and a television. Yes, one television in the house!
I remember having a radio of my own when I was 11 or 12 and was so happy to have it!
So go ahead and wait for it. Sometimes the waiting is the best part!
Do you remember a time when life had consequences? I sure do! If it wasn’t my mother telling us to “just wait until your father gets home!”, it was a neighbor yelling at us, “I’m going to tell your mother!”
Today, cell phone cameras do an even better job of reporting what really happened!
We need to be mindful of this and exercise restraint.
I do miss the less uncomplicated days for the 60’s 70’s and even 80’s but hey, I love my iPhone and all that it delivers to my hand instantaneously!
Remember to keep in mind that actions have consequences.
In today’s retail world service of any kind is very hard to find. Oh sure there are a few notable names, Tiffany’s, Chef Geoff’s and Palio’s. I’m sure if I think about it I can find more but for now lets consider that the playing field is wide open for opportunity and you would like to capture a bigger slice of the pie!
There are a few things you can do today in your business to make your customers aware that you really care about them.
1. Answer the phone before the third ring with a message that every employee uses. For example, Thank you for calling us today, we appreciate your business.
2. Greet every person that enters your establishment within 20 seconds…everyone gets a Hello or Welcome!
3. Thank every person that leaves your business, thank you for stopping by!
This isn’t being done in most established businesses today, you can walk in and out of many businesses and never see anyone or hear from anyone – as a potential customer, I think many prospective customers think, why bother going in there?
You can change the way you are perceived!
Democrat, Republican or Independent, we’re ALL Americans!
I remember when we were all Americans and we ALL loved our country, and demonstrated our patriotic duty and we’re darn proud of it! It seems though we have become more polarized and less patriotic!
Could it be the 24/7 news cycle? I do think news stations have stopped reporting news and seem to prefer writing their own stories and discussing their opinions on the 24/7 channels.
Imagine reporters reporting the news and VERIFYing the story BEFORE going on AIR!